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Man Who Police Shot In 2014 Arrested By U.S. Marshals On Murder Warrant Saturday

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A man who was shot by police in 2014 was arrested just after midnight in connection to the shooting death of a construction worker near Veterans Drive on St. Thomas last year, authorities said.

Azamba Galloway, 29 of Kirwan Terrace, was arrested about 12:24 a.m. Saturday by officers of the VIPD’s Special Operations Bureau and the U.S. Marshals Fugitive Task Force. Galloway was arrested on a warrant for first-degree murder and a warrant for reckless endangerment and third-degree assault, the Virgin Islands Police Department said.

Galloway was implicated in the shooting death of construction worker Curtis Fredericks on May 19, 2019 at the Edward Blyden Marine Terminal, according to the VIPD.

SHOT DEAD: Curtis Fredericks, 29, of Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas.

In an unrelated incident, on August 30, 2019, Galloway evaded officers during a traffic stop in the vicinity of Kmart Sugar Estate, attempting to run officers over with his vehicle.

At an advice-of-rights hearing, bail for Galloway was set at $500,000 for the murder charge and $50,000 for the assault charge. He was unable to post bail,and he was remanded to the custody of the Virgin Islands Bureau of Corrections (BOC).

In 2014, Galloway was allegedly shot by police near an animal pen at the Kirwan Terrace housing project in Charlotte Amalie West. The injured man sued the police department after the shooting.

After being shot by a police officer in 2014, Azamba Galloway collapsed next to this animal pen behind units at the Kirwan Terrace on St. Thomas.

St. Thomas / St. John Police Chief Ludrick Thomas commended officers for their work in this and other cases.

“I appreciate the focused work of our officers, along with our Federal partners, to ensure our streets are safe,” Chief Thomas said. He encouraged the community to come forward with any information they may have on incidents to help the VIPD solve crimes.

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John McCarthy is primarily known for his investigative reporting on the U.S. Virgin Islands. A series of reports beginning in the 1990's revealed that there was everything from coliform bacteria to Cryptosporidium in locally-bottled St. Croix drinking water, according to a then-unpublished University of the Virgin Islands sampling. Another report, following Hurricane Hugo in 1989, cited a Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) confidential overview that said that over 40 percent of the U.S. Virgin Islands public lives below the poverty line. The Virgin Islands Free Press is the only Caribbean news source to regularly incorporate the findings of U.S. Freedom of Information Act requests. John's articles have appeared in the BVI Beacon, St. Croix Avis, San Juan Star and Virgin Islands Daily News. He is the former news director of WSVI-TV Channel 8 on St. Croix.

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